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Nonprofit Training: Finding Funding on the Web

Ten local nonprofits attended the “Finding Funding on the Web” training offered on March 7th. John Major, Reference Librarian at the Bud Werner Memorial Library, began the presentation with demonstrating how to access the Colorado Grants Guide remotely and for free using a Bud Werner library card. Community Resource Center presented via webinar…

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Nonprofit Training: Financial Management

Nonprofit Training: Nuts & Bolts of Financial Management – Recap Over 30 nonprofits attended the “Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Financial Management” training offered on February 28th in Steamboat Springs.  David Fellows and Cheryl Fellows of the Fellows group led the presentation in partnership with the Colorado Nonprofit Association.  This introductory session was…

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Women’s Giving Circle Fall 2018 Newsletter

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Giving Circle and give you an update on our activities so far this year. With your support, in 2018 our group has been able to fund 18 grant requests through local nonprofits to help people in our community with pressing needs. We...

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YVCF Announces Restructuring to Advance Charitable Mission

Hahns Peak and YVCF

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation has restructured its staff to better execute their charitable mission and serve the greater needs of the Yampa Valley. The Community Foundation believes this transition will make the organization a greater resource for our community. The proposed change came out of a series of strategic planning meetings the…

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Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Donor of the Month: Todd Givnish

TMEF donor of the month

Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Donor of the Month: Todd Givnish How do you enjoy trails? Frequently!  Trail running and mountain biking are my primary means of travel.  Depending on the day the adventure can range from a lunch break trail run up Hot Springs, to an all-day epic ride along the Divide, to…

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Two New Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

YVCF Scholarships 2019

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce the creation of two new scholarships for 2019. Both of these scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors. *Students are invited to apply before April 5th deadline The local Anesthesia group in Steamboat, Elk River Anesthesia Associates, has created a scholarship with the…

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YVCF Offers Scholarships for Continuing Education

In addition to the 24 scholarships offered by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to graduating seniors, YVCF has four scholarships that are available to students pursuing continuing education or may be nontraditional students. Each scholarship had a different set of criteria, and we appreciate your help spreading the word to individuals in our…

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Trail Donor Celebration Party highlights our diverse trail groups

The TMEF Celebration Party at Howelsen Lodge was a great start to 2019. Nearly 60 people attended the event, and we raised $500 for trails. We enjoyed bringing together our valued donors and partner organizations including the Friends of Wilderness, Yampatika, Routt County Riders, and the City of Steamboat Springs. It was a…

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Planned Giving Tip of the Month: February, 2019

Hay Bales-Sleeping Giant- PASSION

BREAKING DOWN: What is a Charitable Remainder Trust A central idea of a charitable remainder trust is to reduce taxes. This is done by first donating assets into the trust and then having it pay the beneficiary for a stated period of time. Once this time-frame expires, the remainder of the estate is…

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Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund: Fun Facts!

Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund: Fun Facts! Largest Gift: $100,000 Total 2018 Gifts: $239,922 Total Gifts Since Inception: $459,169.14 Total Number of Gifts to Date: 856 Total Grants Since Inception: $14,445.74 Today’s TMEF Balance: $462,436.73 Total 2018 Grants: $7,852 Trails Maintained to date: 3 Trail Ambassadors: 28

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